Guest Stanley Monkhouse Posted July 17, 2009 Share Posted July 17, 2009 The Howells thread brough up the oft-read remark of Howells’ music being redolent of Gloucestershire. And we read of those who ‘hear’ the Malvern Hills in Elgar. Is there anything in this, or is it just pseuds corner writ large, an elaboration of something we know to be true? Do people ‘hear’ Thuringia in Bach, or Schleswig-Holtein in Buxtehude? Paris in Franck, (why not Liège)? Vienna in Schubert? People say they hear York Minster in Bairstow, and yet I think neither Blessed City nor Let all mortal flesh was written for that place (one for Wigan PC I think). Is there anything in these conjuctions of art and place or is it all just hokum? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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